Cultural History

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    Some are Finland & some are US.
    Will you tell the time period the ones you describe were built? If you do not mind showing your age. Understandable if you rather not. I do not get specific on mine.

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    The only one I could give a definite date for is the one my uncle put in his basement, as he did that while we were living there. That would have been in the 1960's. The sauna we had was in an older building, and didn't appear to have been added post construction. Since there was a large influx of Finnish immigrants in the late 1800's (this is when my grandparents immigrated), I would venture a guess of early 20th century. The picture of the one with the metal corrugated roof, and concrete foundation or the small red one in my post comes the closest to the style I remember The basic thing was that the sauna would generally match the look of the other outbuildings on the exterior. But it varied a bit. It pretty much depended on whether the sauna was already there when they bought the place, or they built it later. I lived in a part of MN where Finns made up a good fraction of the population. (It is actually one of the only places in the US where "sauna", is pronounce with the proper Finnish pronunciation as a general rule.)
     
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    I haven't the time to watch the whole thing yet, But I'd thought I'd make one point. While it is true that Verne depicted weightlessness in his novel "Around the Moon", His explanation for it occurring was wrong. He thought it would only occur when the capsule was at that point where the gravity of the Moon and Earth cancelled each other out, when in fact, they would have been weightless for the whole trip.
    For a good overview of literary SF from the 1930's to 1963, There are two series of anthologies, both edited by Isaac Asimov. The first is a three book collection covering the 1930's called "Before the Golden Age", The second is a 25 book series which he co-edited with Martin H. Greenberg called "The Great SF Stories". Each book is a collection of SF stories published in a given year, starting in 1939 and ending in 1963, and were published from '79-'92. Going through this collection you'll find stories that went on to become "The Twilight Zone" and the "The Outer Limits" episodes, the basis of a "Star Trek" episode, and the source for a movie or two.
     
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    I have Before The Golden Age & many other Asimov books.

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    Including BtGA, and the complete collection of "The Great SF stories" , I have 16 other anthologies he edited, +20 books of his own SF(I'm not exactly sure of the number as my daughter borrowed a few), 33 books on science subjects (most of them collections of science articles he wrote for a monthly SF mag.) , His two volume autobiography, and his memoir. "I Asimov".
     
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    Bas relief approx. 600 BC, Kerameikos, Athens, shows men with hooked clubs or sticks playing with a ball. These ancient ball-and-stick games morphed into field hockey, ice hockey, and golf.

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    Otto Manninen. Finnish poet, and my 3rd cousin, twice removed.
     
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    Saunas in my life were famous for burning down. So they were built crudely - easy to replace - and some ways from the house or barn. Ideally, next to running or deep water - rolling in snow is ok, but not the best.

    They are clean, then - good places for childbirth, in the old days.

    People who value things like that tend to know what a "third cousin, twice removed" is, I've noticed.
     
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    "... Frodo Baggins. "He's my second cousin, once removed on his mother's side" [listeners laugh, "It works for him!" yells one] "and my third cousin twice removed on his father's side, if you follow me."
     
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    To be honest, without Heritage.com telling me what the relationship was, I wouldn't have known what it was either. Lf you were to ask me in a weeks time from now, I will have forgotten and would have to look it up again.
    Before a couple of years ago, I just knew that we shared some distant relationship ( This was told to my Mom when she visited relatives in Finland back in '78,). I still have to look at the chart to figure out just what it means. It's not as close a relationship as it might sound. His Great-Great-Grandfather was my Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather. You have to go all the way back to someone born in 1771 to find a common ancestor. I'm almost more closely related to my adopted brother's daughter's step-sons

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